Date nights are exorbitantly stressful and nerve wracking even when you are in a relationship, so you can be assured that the way you are feeling is perfectly normal. The reason date nights are so stressful is because the list of things to worry about feels as though it is never ending. The main thing is being the menu, the quality of the cooking, the atmosphere, the music and what you should wear. At times some of these things may seem trivial, and not worth the worry. But the fact of the matter is a date night is still incredibly important, with planning and attention to detail being crucial to their success.
Hosting a great date is important, as although people sometimes deny it, first impressions do in fact count. As soon as you open the door to your date they are going to be trying to suss you out and determine whether you are a potential partner or not. Therefore as was mentioned earlier attention to detail and making a good first impression are essential. Whether you are male or female, you should continue reading as you will learn some awesome tips so you can make the best out of date night.
Have A Little Tidy Up Of Your Home
You’re most likely thinking “wait a minute…Tidying isn’t awesome”. Nevertheless it is something that you will have to do if you’re hosting a date at your home, and you want it to go well. The trick is not to go over the top. This is because your date will be able to tell instantly if you have made a real effort, which surprisingly is actually a bad thing as it may set off warning bells that you’re not a tidy person all of the time. What you need to do is reach a good compromise. Make sure everything is cleaned thoroughly but your house looks lived in (meaning you can leave the odd thing out). A great tip is to leave out things that show a little bit about who you are, which you can talk about if your date spots them. This ensures the conversation keeps going, minimising the chances of awkward silences.
Music is important for two main reasons: 1. it tells your date a lot about yourself and 2. because it plays a big factor in creating the atmosphere. You shouldn’t go and buy/download some music just for the occasion but pick something you actually like and already own. Always bear in mind that it is important that the music is easy going and is perfect for background music. Lastly, you don’t want the music playing too loudly as talking will become difficult as you need to be able to hear what each other are saying.
Being able to cook great food is a superb selling point. But there’s no need to panic if you’re not the greatest cook in the world as there are many things you can do. The best advice for choosing food is to look through some cookery books as the recipes are often tried and tested by world class chefs, and if you follow the directions it’s very hard to go wrong. However, it’s always good to do a test run just to make sure things go as perfect as they possibly can. Another awesome tip is to check whether there are any things your date doesn’t like. This won’t spoil anything as they still won’t know what you are cooking, but you can be sure it isn’t something they are going to hate.
This is by no means revolutionary or unique advice, but regardless it is still important. You will be surprised how many people don’t act themselves on a date night as they are too caught up in trying to impress. Never forget that the purpose of a date is to figure out whether you like each other so being yourself is vital.
Simply have a little tidy, choose some great music, cook something nice and be yourself. Follow all of this advice and you really will be making the best you can of a date night and the chances of things going wrong are very slim.